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Minterne Gardens

Minterne Magna, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7AU

Secluded gardens, famed for their seasonal profusion of rhododendron, azalea, Japanese cherries and magnolia.

Minterne House and Gardens

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Key Information

  • Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Getting Here
  • Opening Times
  • Admission
  • Group Visits
  • Educational Visits
  • Accessibility

A historic house in an unequalled setting, Minterne House is a unique family home.

You can visit the unique Himalayan gardens and wander ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ through Minterne’s wild woodland gardens and let the tranquility provide that perfect antidote to life’s stresses.

There are 27 acres of wild woodland garden, noted for the historic collection of Rhododendrons, Azaleas & Magnolias. As seen on BBC Gardeners’ World and described as “a corner of paradise” by Simon Jenkins.

Choose Minterne as the venue for your special event, seminar, wedding or wedding reception. We offer boundless opportunities for entertaining and private dining for you and your guests.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details about special events.

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The 1st Sir Winston Churchill was born here.
His brother the Duke of Marlborough "just had to make do with Blenheim".

Everard Digby was hung drawn & quartered for his part in the Gunpowder plot.

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